January 24, 2018

Why Access Control is Necessary for Offices

Access control for offices is an idea that’s quickly gaining steam. Businesses have realized that offices are completely different than they used to be. Today, they traffic in unreal amounts of data. From private information to financial data, there’s so much more at stake. While cyber security is increasingly important, much of the personal data […]
January 23, 2018

6 Tips to Get the Most Out of Motion-Detection Security

Intrusion detection systems are resilient. They incorporate a number of tools that can help keep you safe. Some of these tools can be motion-based. You can have motion detection alarms and motion detection CCTV cameras. There are some ways to make these systems even more effective than they already are. Think of this as making […]
January 22, 2018

How Does a Hold Up Alarm Work?

We talk a lot about how using hold up alarms in Chicago keep your business safe. They’re one of the best investments you can make. Not only do they protect your business, they protect the people in your business – both employees and customers alike.   Placement   Hold up alarms should be placed where […]
December 21, 2017

Design Tips for Digital Signage: Visual Hierarchy

When we look at a sign, our brains try to figure out what part of it to prioritize first. Is it an image? A phrase? A certain color? In designing advertising for digital signs, you need to plan the sequence for what catches a passerby’s eye first, and where it leads. Visual Hierarchy This is […]
December 20, 2017

Design Tips for Digital Signage: Font Matters

Digital signage in Chicago is deeply effective – when it’s used right. There are a number of simple mistakes businesses make when it comes to image choice, color, and especially font. Let’s look at that last one. You’d think any font in digital signage would work. After all, it’s plastered several yards up on a […]
December 19, 2017

Design Tips for Digital Signage: Using Color

We’ve covered how to use outdoor digital signage in Chicago before, and even the types of messages to convey. Yet what about the nitty-gritty design philosophy you should employ? You want maximum effect. You want potential customers passing by and being moved to action. Digital signage in Chicago captures attention because we’ve increasingly trained our […]
December 18, 2017

How to Deal with CCTV Camera Vandalism

CCTV cameras in Chicago can be vandalized in a number of ways. This allows criminals to destroy the camera or reduce its effectiveness in a way that lets them continue their crime without visual evidence. It’s a step many burglars employ, but sometimes vandals will do it just to be destructive and cost your business […]
December 17, 2017

What are CCTV Cameras Used for Beside Security?

We write a lot about CCTV cameras in Chicago being used for security. It’s for good reason. They’re effective in deterring crime and providing evidence when and where a crime is committed. A good CCTV system can cover an entire area and record activity for review. Yet this isn’t the only use for CCTV cameras. […]
December 16, 2017

What Type of Fire Alarm is Best for Me?

For larger buildings, a smart fire alert system that can track fires room to room and feed this information to responding emergency personnel is smart. For a store with only a few rooms, you can feel safer in sticking with a more basic alert system that ensure personnel are safe and evacuated. Yet what type […]